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Which player has played consecutively for most clubs on one train line? | The Knowledge

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“In a moment of Wikipedia-fuelled, post-Christmas procrastination,” wrote Adam Glass a couple of weeks ago, “I happened to notice that Iain Dowie had played consecutively for three clubs that have train stations on the same line: St Albans City, Hendon and then Luton Town (the line being the Thameslink from Bedford to Brighton). I was wondering whether any other players could match or better such an achievement?”

Now there’s a question, with the key phrase contained within it being “consecutive clubs”. While there are no shortage of players who’ve played for five or six different clubs on the same train line (more of that anon), nailing down those who’ve done more than three consecutively has been tricky. So far, we’ve found two who have played for four clubs consecutively along the same set of tracks.

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